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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions: A scoping review

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Louise
dc.contributor.author Markey, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author O'Donnell, Claire
dc.contributor.author Moloney, Mairéad
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T10:11:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T10:11:48Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10405
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Context: Globally, governments have introduced a variety of public health measures including restrictions and reducing face-to-face contact, to control the spread of COVID-19. This has implications for mental health services in terms of support and treatment for vulnerable groups such as people with pre-existent mental health conditions. However, there is limited evidence of the impact of COVID-19 and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions. Objectives: To identify the impact of COVID-19 and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions. Methods: A scoping review of the literature was employed. Eight electronic databases (PsycINFO, Cochrane, Web of Science, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, Academic Search Complete) were searched and 2566 papers identified. 30 papers met the criteria for this review and findings were summarised under three key review questions. Results: COVID-19 and its related restrictions have had a notable effect on people with pre-existent mental health conditions. Public health restrictions have contributed to increased levels of social isolation, loneliness, and reduced opportunities for people to connect with others. Reduced access to health services and treatments has compounded matters for those seeking support. Exacerbation and deterioration of symptoms are commonly reported and can lead to greater susceptibility to COVID-19 infection. Implications: The importance of proactive planning, alternative accessible healthcare services and supports for vulnerable and at-risk groups is illuminated. Increased monitoring, early intervention and individually tailored care strategies are advocated. Recommendations revolve around the the need for enhanced provision of remote support strategies facilitated using technology enhanced resources. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Archives of Psychiatric Nursing;35, pp. 375–394
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject Mental health disorder en_US
dc.title The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions on people with pre-existent mental health conditions: A scoping review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.apnu.2021.05.002
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3004005


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